The BIG Give!

The Big Give 2013
How Participating Benefits Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Partners! Have you heard of The Big Give but you’re still not sure how you can benefit? Keep reading to learn more. Make sure to register to participate and to download our official guide!

Let’s start with the most frequently asked questions:

What’s the Big Give?

The Big Give! is I Live Here, I Give Here’s annual celebration of philanthropy in our community. The RetailMeNot Little Prize of $5,000 and The Mercedes-Benz of Austin BIG Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to two nonprofits with superior practice in donor relations that are partner organizations with I Live Here, I Give Here. Specifically, we’re recognizing nonprofits whose donors report that the nonprofit is exceptional at thanking them for their gifts!

How do you select the winners?

Starting on July 9th through September 7th, your donors can come to our website and complete a voting form that will detail their experience with you as a donor. Two finalists will be selected by the I Live Here, I Give Here Board for each grant prize. Those four finalists will be invited to The Big Give on September 27th where we will announce the two winners of the grants and ask them to come forward for an exciting check presentation.

Why should my nonprofit participate?

Donor Feedback: All nonprofits receive their unique donor feedback
Financial Impact: Winning a $5,000 or $10,000 grant
Donor Engagement: Connecting with your donors without a monetary ask

Download The Nonprofits Guide to The Big Give to learn more specifics The Big Give voting process. This document provides a preview of the donor voting form as well as sample messaging and timelines for you to engage in donor outreach and communication.

Please register to let us know you plan to participate by filling out the information below:

For questions or comments, please contact Blaire Kniffin, the Assistant Director of Nonprofit Relations at or (512) 432-1925.